Random Card of the Day

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Set: 2003 Press Pass - Snapshots (Rate)

Card: #SS30 Ned Jarrett

“ Ned Jarrett was nicknamed "Gentleman Ned" for his pleasant demeanor...no one can be found who dislikes him. He won 50 races in his career, then retired after 1966 and stepped into multiple careers including track/race promotion and what most people remember him for, is broadcasting. He began broadcasting races in the 1960s on the radio and eventually moved to TV, broadcasting races until the year 2000. He suffered a stroke several years ago but has made an incredible recovery. He won two NASCAR championships and his son Dale won in 1999, making them only the second father-son duo to be NASCAR Champions. (His other son Glenn and his grandson Jason also has raced though they did not win in NASCAR, they do have cards and listings on the Database) Ned is my favorite race broadcaster, despite not calling races in almost 15 years. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ What exactly is this? ” -jlaz10

“ Is there any other professional sport with as many families with multigenerational representation? ” -jackal726

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Set: 1976 SSPC (Rate)

Card: #100 Marc Hill

“ Hill was a catcher that played from 1973-1986 with the Cardinals, Giants, Mariners and White Sox. Career Stats: .223 Average, 34 Home Runs and 198 RBI. Mainly a backup catcher and known as a great defensive catcher throughout his career, he was a big part of the 1983 White Sox team that won the Western Division title. ” -carthage44

“ I never heard of SSPC until right now, seeing this card come up as card of the day...at 3:08 AM, May 12th. I thought I had heard of all the card companies by now, after collecting cards since 1988, but I guess not! ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I have a bunch of these cards. A little on the boring side but neat braise not a lot of people have them. ” -addysdaddy

“ No stats, but nicely-sized photo on front. Lacks so many crucial elements for a good card. Also, anyone here know the story of Marc Hill's beard catching fire in the (I do believe) White Sox dugout (circa 1982)? Apparently, he was a smoker, and someone was trying to help him light one up, and caught his bushy beard on fire! In the dugout! Doubt there are many smokers in MLB (or MiLB) these days. ” -vrooomed

“ Is it just me or is this '70s Giants road uni strikingly similar to their 2000-12 set? ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Set: 2010 SAGE HIT - Gold (Rate)

Card: #89 Garrett Graham

“ The only traditional cards I've ever had stick together and get damaged were Sage Hit cards (at least, the only ones that weren't damaged in a flood) ” -Billy Kingsley

“ I like the back design. Oh wait. There isn't one ” -Young Kilo

“ Graham was drafted in the 4th round (118th overall) by the Houston Texans during the 2010 NFL Draft. Career Stats: 41 games, 78 Receptions, 832 Yards and 8 Touchdowns. Graham comes from a respectable list of Tight Ends from Wisconsin to play in the NFL including Owen Daniels, Lance Kendricks, Jake Byrne, Travis Beckum, Jason Pociask, Mark Anelli, Michael Roan, Tim Stracka, Jack Novak, Larry Mialik, Stu Voigt, Lee Bernet, Pat Richter and Dave Kocourek. GO BADGERS!!! ” -carthage44

“ I think this is a pretty nice looking college set (and decent parallel). ” -vrooomed

“ Ugh, adidas. ” -jlaz10

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Set: 1998 SP Top Prospects (Rate)

Card: #27 Calvin Pickering

“ Interesting design. Looking at his Gallery here on the Database, it appears he did make it to the MLB ranks but didn't, in fact, become a star. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Probably not the best Cal to come out of the Orioles system. ” -switzr1

“ Pickering played from 1998-2005 with the Orioles, Reds, Red Sox and Royals. Career: .223 Average, 14 Home Runs and 45 RBI. He also played in the Mexican League from 2002-2003 and the Korean League in 2006. ” -carthage44

“ I like the Yankee pinstripes on the front of an Oriole card....right. Can we make the number on back a wee bit smaller? ” -NJdevils

“ AAAA ” -volbox

“ The Shorebirds still use that same 1998 logo. ” -jlaz10

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Set: 1994-95 Fleer - Netminders (Rate)

Card: #6 Kirk Mclean

“ Hockey. Never could get into that sport. The few cards I have, are only so I can say I have some. This however, is a good looking card on the front. Can't say I really like the extreme close up on the back. ” -yokonashiwa

“ Interesting jersey, and interesting background. I would not like the background on a base card, but on an insert? That's a whole different story. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Nice crisp photo on a nice blah background. ” -NJDevils

“ The Canucks tried to apologize for their garish Victory-V unis of the '70s with these designs. Still, the blue and green is best. ” -jlaz10

“ All of those criss crossing letters remind me too much of a calculus problem ” -jackal726

“ There's too much background in my foreground if you know what I'm sayin'.... ” -suomibear8

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Set: 1997 Fleer (Rate)

Card: #467 Wally Joyner

“ These cards felt weird, like they were printed on really thick construction paper. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Remember when Wally Joyner had the most sought after rookie card in the industry back in 1986. ” -EdTheStatMan

“ Uninspired design (and non-glossy finish). Looks like 1996 Fleer. As for the player - Wallyworld! ” -vrooomed

“ Weird set here. Was like they used cardboard to print on and the quality was very sub par. Must have been vegetable based inks. ” -addysdaddy

“ Joyner played from 1986-2001 with the Angels (two different times), Royals, Padres and Braves. Career Stats: .289 Average, 204 Home Runs and 1,106 RBI. He was an All-Star in his rookie season (1986) and was also Co-Champion (w/Darryl Strawberry) of the Home Run Derby that same season. Joyner is currently serving as the Detroit Tigers hitting coach. ” -carthage44

“ I like the road grays on front and home whites on back. ” -jlaz10

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Set: 2010 Topps - Gold (Rate)

Card: #145 Justin Upton

“ Baseball is easy when there is no defense! ” -SSG Temple

“ "Ball gonna make me lose my slide, Upton here, Upton here..." ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Cool card, great photo. If this was done like the NBA sets, the gold parallel was serially numbered to 99. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Is he sliding into the base or trying to comfort it? ” -Mike67

“ Upton was the first overall selection during the 2005 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He currently plays for the Atlanta Braves. Career Stats: .276 Average, 144 Home Runs, 452 RBI and 92 Stolen Bases. He is a 2x All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award in 2011. He is the younger brother of B.J Upton who also plays for the Braves. ” -carthage44

“ Why is Chip Hale laying on the ground?More importantly, why odds Topps celebrating 59 years of collecting...why not wait until 60 years? ” -duaned99

“ I still have trouble reading the names of this set. ” -jlaz10

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Set: 2001-02 Pacific (Rate)

Card: #209 Saku Koivu

“ Koivu was drafted by the Canadiens during the 1993 NHL Draft. He has played from 1995-Current playing for the Canadiens and he currently plays for the Anaheim Ducks. Career Stats: 1,124 games, 255 goals, 577 assists and 832 points. He is a 2x All-Star, Bill Masterson Trophy winner, King Clancy Memorial Trophy and was the first ever European-born captain of the Canadiens. He is also tied with Jean Beliveau as the longest-serving captain in Canadiens history (1999-2009). He has won four Olympic medals while playing with the Finland national team (3 bronze and a silver). ” -carthage44

“ One of the most inspiratioal leaders in Canadien's history.One of my all time favourite players,glad he is still finding success in Anahiem.This set was one of Pacific's better ones. ” -uncaian

“ One of the classiest guys out there. The Canadiens set up an e-mail account when he was dealing with cancer. He sent a note back to everyone who had written to him. As for the card, Pacific always put out a nice, decent-priced product. Only complaint was too many parallels of the base set and of the Cramer's Choice cards. ” -vrooomed

“ Damn Habs. ” -jlaz10

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Set: 1992 Classic Best (Rate)

Card: #358 Jason Pruitt

“ Pruitt was drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) by the Kansas City Royals. He only played two minor league seasons never getting higher than A ball. Career minor league stats: 9 Wins, 16 Losses, 5.03 ERA, 97 Walks and 105 Strikeouts. He tried to revitalize his career in 1995 by playing with the Independent Amarillo Dillas and changed positions moving to DH/1B. He played in only 14 games batting .227 AVG, 0 HR, 4 RBI and a stolen base. ” -carthage44

“ This basically sums up the crap the early 90's put out. Did this man even make it into the majors? ” -KBrun20

“ A Sandwich pick? I'd pick grilled cheese. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ The Appleton Foxes are now the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, which is a much dumber name. I take it that 1992 was the first year the card designer got QuarkXPress a n d l e a r n e d t o a d j u s t t h e k e r n i n g of his type. ” -revnorb

“ "Selected as sandwich" What a load of bologna. ” -UNC_Samurai

“ Could it be that this card was the highlight of Mr. Pruitt's career? ” -jackal726

“ Nice baby blue roads for a Royals affiliate. ” -jlaz10

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Set: 1987 Topps - Glossy All-Stars (Rate)

Card: #11 Fernando Valenzuela

“ Valenzuela played from 1980-1997 with the Dodgers, Angels, Orioles, Phillies, Padres and Cardinals. Career Stats: 173 Wins, 153 Losses, 3.54 ERA and 2,074 Strikeouts. He was a 6x All-Star, won the NL Rookie of the Year and the Cy Young Award in 1981, won a Gold Glove in 1986, 2x Silver Slugger and pitched a no-hitter in 1990. He has served as a coach for Team Mexico during the last three World Baseball Classic's. ” -carthage44

“ Fernando certainly knew how to pose. ” -NJDevils

“ I believe these came in rack packs. I thought they were very cool and different as a kid. A lot of the ones I had were in horrible shape though. ” -suomibear8

“ All-Star, All-Rookie or Olympic Team sets are nice. This card looks like a communist propaganda poster. The way he is "looking into the bright future" with his line of vision slightly upward. ” -xv3thekid

“ Great card... better player. Im not into baseball...AT ALL, but my old man was a Dodgers fan so we watched the Dodgers. Thanks for the memories TCDB. ” -SSG Temple

“ Very interesting design on the collar of that jacket. ” -jlaz10

“ One per rack pack. The ancient "insert". And boy was he good in the 1980s! ” -vrooomed

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